JMU Quarterback Vad Lee Out Indefinitely with Foot Injury
HARRISONBURG, Va. – James Madison football head coach Everett Withers revealed Monday afternoon that redshirt senior quarterback Vad Lee will be sidelined indefinitely following an injury sustained on Saturday night.
Lee was injured early in the fourth quarter. He completed a 41-yard pass during the drive and exited the game a few plays later and did not return. He will have a MRI on his left foot and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, but the timetable for his return is unknown.
The Durham, N.C., native has passed for 2,190 yards with 21 touchdowns while rushing for 814 yards and eight more scores. He is a three-time Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week and was tabbed the STATS FCS National Offensive Player of the Week after his record performance in the SMU win.
In just his 21st game last Saturday, Lee tied JMU’s all-time passing touchdown record with 51 scores through the air. This season, he leads the nation in total offense per game (375.5) while also ranking second in point responsibility (174), third in passing yards (2,190), fourth in passing TDs (21) and rush yards per carry (7.5), fifth in completion percentage (68.3%) and eighth in rushing yards (814).
In addition, sophomore wide receiver John Miller was released from the hospital and is back on campus following his injury on a kickoff return and freshman cornerback Charles Tutt broke his left fibula and will have surgery this week.
The Dukes return to action on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 4 p.m. when they travel to Williamsburg to battle in-state foe William & Mary. The game will be televised nationally on the NBC Sports Network.